Enjoyed my job for 25+ years
Retired MN State Trooper. 09/25/1978-09/07/2005 (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – September 16, 2016
Enjoyed the moments when you see the smiles on people's faces after a crash as you arrive. Reassurances by the publics opinion of you and your agency make a world of difference.
Being independent had its rewards because no one micromanaged you on patrol. Supervision was something you had to adjust to.
What better job could you ask for? You took your squad home, uniforms were provided, although the boots, socks, and underwear you had to provide.
You signed on to your shift and started patrolling your station, met with your partners, and hopefully, went home at the end of your shift.
Life was good.
Not everyone was pleasant, but that was okay, because I had the last act.